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CPS students hear the impact texting and driving may have on them and those driving around them


Risky behavior behind the wheel leads to life-long consequences

by Christin Roby
Feb 27, 2014


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Reggie Shaw explains to CPS students how his life changed seven years ago when his texting while driving led to the death of two men.

Illinois recently became a "hands-free" state, making it illegal to text and drive. But, are young drivers getting the message? One man is hoping his message resonates and encourages CPS students to change their driving habits. He shares the consequences he faced because of texting while driving as part of  AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign.